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''Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Simon Marshall''
 
''Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Simon Marshall''
 
Virginia Tech Mathematical Contest is this week!
 
  
 
The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It is given each year on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points.  This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.
 
The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It is given each year on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points.  This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.
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[http://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]
 
[http://math.ucsd.edu/~pfitz/putnam.html Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.]
  
The UW is also participating in the '''Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest''' (which will be held on '''October 25th, 2014'''). This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You will find more information [http://www.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ over here.]
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The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (which was held this year on October 25th). This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information [http://www.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/ over here.]
  
 
==Fall 2014==
 
==Fall 2014==
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* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]
 
* October 22nd: [[Media:VTRMC13.pdf | Problems from last year's Virginia Tech contest]]
 
* October 25th: '''Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest''' 9-11:30 am in VVB115
 
* October 25th: '''Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest''' 9-11:30 am in VVB115
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* October 29th: Review of this year's Virginia Tech contest
  
 
==Fall 2013==
 
==Fall 2013==

Revision as of 18:54, 27 October 2014

Organizers: Dima Arinkin, Simon Marshall

The Putnam Exam, offered by the Mathematical Association of America, is the premier American math competition for undergraduate students. It is given each year on the first Saturday in December. The exam consists of 12 problems, 6 in the 3 hour morning session and 6 in the 3 hour afternoon session. Each problem is worth 10 points, so the maximum score is 120. National winners usually get around 100 points. The median score is generally around 0-2 points. This is a difficult exam with many interesting and fun problems.

Old exams and more information on the Putnam competition.

The UW is also participating in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (which was held this year on October 25th). This is an individual competition with seven problems in 2.5 hours. Many schools use it as a kind of rehearsal for the Putnam. You can find more information over here.

Fall 2014

The Putnam Club will help you prepare for the exam by practicing on problems from previous years and other olympiad-style problems. This year, the Putnam Club will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 PM, beginning on September 17, in room B115 Van Vleck Hall. The meetings will be lead by Profs. Dima Arinkin and Simon Marshall.

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Fall 2011